Islamic Creed Series - Book 4 - The Messengers And Messages
From time immemorial, the devil has been launching his attacks against people. But from that time, Allah (swt) has been sending His Message to humankind, reminding them of the purpose for which they were created, namely, to worship Him alone. This message of tawheed (the Islamic concept of monotheism), accompanied by laws which regulate human life on the individual and social level, is the Message brought by all the Prophets and Messengers, down throughout the ages, to all nations.
The Messages of the earlier Prophets and Messengers were entrusted to their priests and rabbis, to be preserved and conveyed to subsequent generations by them, but they failed to fulfil that trust, concealing, distorting or omitting parts of the Message until the word of truth was lost. Finally, Allah (swt) sent His last Messenger (saw) with the ultimate Message addressed to all of humanity, the Message of Islam, and Allah (swt) Himself guaranteed to preserve it until the Day of Resurrection.
In this book, Dr. 'Umar al-Ashqar presents a thorough study of the Messengers and The Message. Based primarily on the texts of the Qur’an and Hadith, he also presents quotations from the Bible and other scriptures to demonstrate that the Message is one and that the final Message, that which was brought by our Prophet Muhammad (saw), is the culmination of the call of all the Messengers, and the only perfect message in existence, the path to Paradise, that will abide until the Day of Resurrection.
About the Author:
Dr. ‘Umar Sulaymân al-Ashqar is a professor in the Faculty of Islamic Law at the University of Jordan. He was previously the Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Law at al-Zarqa’ University, also in Jordan. Dr. al-Ashqar was born in Palestine in 1940. His family later moved to Madinah, Saudi Arabia, and he attended the Islamic University of Madinah, where he completed his bachelor’s degree. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees from al-Azhar University in Cairo.